The category winners of our 2020 writing competition were announced by Colm Tóibín in a special Festival edition of our Room to Write series. The judges were impressed by the particularly high standard of entries this year. Congratulations to our three category winners and also to those placed 2nd and 3rd in each category.

Write By The Sea Writing Competition 2020 Results

Memoir Category

3rd place      “Strangers in the Atlantic”,  by Michelle Murray

2nd place.    “Waves”,  by Suzanne McLean

WINNER:    “No Going Back”  by Caitriona Kelly

Poetry Category

3rd place.   “Fitted Bedsheet Beaches”, by Nathaniel Frankland

2rd place.   “Maritime History”,  by David Butler

WINNER:    “The Savage Sea”, by Joe Neal

Short Story Category

3rd place.   “Leaving Mandalay”, by Rachel McEleney

2nd place.   “The Last walk”, by Jenny Ireland

WINNER:   “North Sea Goose Chase”,  by Colm McDermott

The overall winner will be announced at the prize giving event on 21st of October 2020, at
Greenacres Art Gallery in Wexford.

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